Because of our experience and knowledge of problems faced when working at height we are able to offer an all-encompassing consultancy service, this benefits our clients from our early involvement in a project.
We offer a full technical consultancy and design service. This encompasses a diverse range of customers ranging from project architects and construction contractors who benefit from our early involvement with planning applications and complying with CDM regulations and includes property management agents landlords and facilities managers with whom we troubleshoot on access issues.
This service covers the complete package from the design stage right through to completion, this process also covers the hand-over to the client, and training if needed for the client and contractors to ensure the system/procedures are adhered to, in order to cover the CDM Regulations/ and also other guide lines covered around the Health And Safety At Work regulations 1974.
Example services to be offered at a design stage:
- Initial consultation with client to work around requirement to include covering safety and possible CDM regulations
- Consultation/meetings with external bodies to the client example building control/council/HSE: In order to explain/justify the proposal of the intended systems.
- Technical design information of the intended systems to be installed this process includes design drawings of the intended system and can also include structural calculations if required.
- Installation of specific standard systems off the shelf or one-off specifically designed system’s for the project specified.
- Supply of training for customer-employees/contractors with additional recommendations on the supply on safety equipment i.e. harnesses lanyards.
Complete safety documentation covering the (O & M Manual) Operations and Maintenance Manual on how to use the system correctly and recommended inspection/testing regimes.
RESCUE PLANNING CONSULTANCY
Under the Working at Height Regulations 2005, it is now the responsibility of companies themselves to have a rescue plan in place in the event of a worker falling. Companies with personnel working at height without a rescue plan in place face possible prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), which can lead to a fine or even imprisonment. Harnesses and other fall protection equipment (FPE) go a long way towards the safety of your staff whilst on site, but if a fall was to occur the emergency services are no longer obliged to retrieve a person from a fall arrest scenario.
There are many variables to consider when planning rescues and can vary from site to site and can be very complex in their nature.
Taskmasters offer a consultancy service, where one of our surveyors will attend site and complete a full report on the requirements of all workers working at height and will provide a comprehensive rescue plan.